August 29, 2013

Take Me to the Beach

I am lying on the hot sand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Fifty feet from my towel, the Atlantic Ocean dramatically ebbs and flows.  I watch as the water dances up the sand, and then waves goodbye, only to do it over and over and over again.

I am completely mesmerized.  The waves come and they go, and I continue to stare, my mind totally blank.

But then I realize that it's not so much blank as it is happy.  The water has apparently washed away any thoughts of things I need to do or troubles that have been weighing me down.

What is it about that beach?  Why are we drawn to the beach?

"At the beach, life is different.  Time doesn't move hour to hour, but mood to moment.  We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." - Unknown

Simply put, life is better at the beach.  The beach is my escapism in so many ways.

... collecting shells

... the critters that call it home

... feeling the sand between my toes

... the way the sun bleaches my hair and causes the nose freckles to make an appearance.

... sunsets

... sunrises

Cheers to beach hair, tan skin, flip flops and sandy toes!

What's your favorite thing about the beach?

Stay tuned next week for more on my trip to the low country.

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  1. I do love the beach...although it becomes significantly harder to appreciate when kids are involved. When we lived in FL, trips to the beach took so much effort that sometimes it was just easier not to go...although we usually had fun once we were there. Chaotic fun...not so much relaxing fun ;)

  2. Believe it or not, I have never visited an Atlantic beach. I am biased and love my Pacific ocean beaches and my beach town (Huntington and Sunset Beaches). I think I need to visit North Carolina some day though! I agree completely with how wonderful it is to be at a beach.

  3. I love the beach! Everything is better at the beach!!


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